Michael Cart on Why Literary Criticism Matters

podcastIn this podcast, Infopeople’s resident book reviewer Michael Cart talks about why literary criticism matters — or doesn’t. He lets Mark Twain have the last word.

Citations from this podcast:

  • James Ryerson. “The Philosophical Novel.” New York Times. 1/20/11
  • “Why Criticism Matters.” New York Times. 1/2/11
  • Essays by Elif Batuman, Sam Anderson, Pankaj Mishra, Adam Kirsch, Stephen Burn, and Katie Roiphe
  • Mark Twain. AUTOBIOGRAPHY OF MARK TWAIN. Vol. 1. 2010